12-04-2009, 11:19 AM
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
Wow for once a really close sp. This freeskate is going to be intense. Miki just showed us how she could be the surprise gold medalist. Stay within her limits and do what she does well. Leneova was overscored. I seea second love affair with the judges like the Irina thing in 2004-5. What is it about the russian girls?
12-04-2009, 11:23 AM
It would be the same if Laura was there. Look at the judging panel - it has an overwhelming majority of Euros.
Originally Posted by Tinymavy15
So Alena is the only Euro girl there and will have an edge because of it.
Imagine if seven of the judges today were Japanese. Do you think Akiko and Miki would have gotten better scores?
12-04-2009, 11:25 AM
Thing is, Alena is nowhere near as polished as Slute was and she wasn't clean here either. I'm a bit iffy about her placing 3rd, but Joannie's SP was completely subpar tonight, so...
Tomorrow will be a nail-biter!
12-04-2009, 11:25 AM
She fully rotated in "real" time. Her air position for the 3T is not as straight today, thus she might have not gotten the lift she needed in her jump. Her 3T looked better at TEB & SA. Here is the video of today's performance: (It is NOT a crazy fan video, I think it is skateBuzz/NBC)
Originally Posted by Luciana
Pay attention closely at 5:20-5:25. It appears she finished her final rotation on the ice. That's the problem with the judges getting HD TV and watching everything in slow mo. The judges are giving scores based on the slow mo view, theoretically Yuna complete 3 rotations in real time.
12-04-2009, 11:33 AM
Of course, the judges are not judging base on theory. I was using the theory to explain why the judges may have downgraded Yuna's jump.
Originally Posted by steyn
12-04-2009, 11:35 AM
so unfair tech.
A tech-specialist misjudged completely Yu-na's perfect toe-loop.
A tech-specialist misjudged completely Ando's bad loop.
Figure is so dirty sport.
Last edited by gotothe; 12-04-2009 at 11:57 AM.
12-04-2009, 11:37 AM
Exciting competition! Hoping all the ladies come out tomorrow skating their best!
12-04-2009, 11:46 AM
End subjectivity,reduce PCS, fix the COP!
4 judges from Europe
Originally Posted by janetfan
3 from Asia
2 from North America
So really? Alena got 3rd cos there is one more european judge than asian? Or is it cos Rochette messed up 3 jumps (3Lz, 2T, 3F) whereas Alena only stepped out of her Ltz.. If Rochette skated clean, like Alena would be anywhere near her..
12-04-2009, 11:50 AM
My one hope for the FS: Wagner rebounds from that sub-par SP and does well for herself. she doesn't even have to move up- she probably won't, anyway- but if she can do an SB in the freeskate that would be enough of a victory for her.
As for everyone else, well, let the chips fall...I picked Ando as the spoiler and she proved my point here holding the SP lead. I keep saying, watch out for her. Watch out for Leonova as well. And, of course, it's still Kim's comp to lose since everyone is so close and maybe suddenly not leading by 20 points after the SP will take some of that "perfection pressure" off.
12-04-2009, 11:54 AM
Originally Posted by schiele
This girl skates clean and with joy from competition to competition, she is consistant and improved a lot, and I can see nothing wrong that her scores reflects that. Judges are human also, they see it and I think they like what they see!
P.S. Alena said that she would change her SP costume before Nationals, it would be something like russian national dress
12-04-2009, 12:01 PM
So I don't agree with the UR call on Yuna's 3t but if you just forget about that and realize that SHE STILL GOT A 65 AND DIDN'T DO ONE OF HER JUMPS. 65, Alissa had a perfect performance at her SC LP and got a 63, she was ecstatic. Joannie's SC performance that was amazing should have gotten a 65 if it weren't for the Canadian judges inflating her scores.Mirai's great short at COC got 62....65 is a GREAT score for someone who does and lands ALL of their jumps.... I think Miki Ando's score today was a little inflated, but we are in Toyko, so we should just accept it. Alena got inflated scores in Russia, Joannie got inflated scores in Canada, Rachael got a huge score at SA (though deserved)...it just happens. And in fairness to Miki, is it really ok to let someone who completely skipped a jump (and in the short no less-when there are only 3 jump passes) win? I'd say that would maybe be a little controversial....the judges were smart, Yuna is in 2nd, but only by a point. One point. A triple flip is worth like 5 right? And Yuna lost points for the UR. It's not the end of the world. Yu Na should win if she does a decent long.
12-04-2009, 12:13 PM
As other posters have pointed out, there wasn't an overwhelming majority of European judges on the panel.
Originally Posted by janetfan
And besides, who else should have put in front of Alena? Joannie's SP was full of mistakes today, and Akiko and Ashley were (rightly, IMO) hit by some downgrades for iffy jumps. And if you actually look at the scores, Alena's PCS was lower than Joannie's, and less than a point above Akiko's.
12-04-2009, 12:33 PM
Where is a link to the panel? I have learnred not to necessarily believe any fact posted here when a person is making a point.
Originally Posted by evangeline
Typically any panels I have ever looked at had a much higher % of Euros.
The Olympic panels for instance are not even close to being balanced.
12-04-2009, 12:35 PM
12-04-2009, 12:46 PM
Dedicated follower of the black line
Something tells me many skaters would not support this device.
Originally Posted by rossdale